Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Loving Spirit

The Loving Spirit by Daphne du Maurier My rating: 3 of 5 stars Spanning the years from 1830 to 1930, “The Loving Spirit” portrays the life of a shipbuilding family in Cornwall. Janet Coombe has longings to sail the sea … Continue reading

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Gentian Hill

Gentian Hill by Elizabeth Goudge My rating: 4 of 5 stars Gentian Hill combines legend with history, real characters with fictional, and seascapes with farmland. Set in England in late 18th to early 19th century, this novel gave me a … Continue reading

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Elizabeth is Missing

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4.5 stars Maud is 81 years old and suffering from dementia. Her friend Elizabeth is missing, and no one will believe her, or help Maud to find her. … Continue reading

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The Bird in the Tree

The Bird in the Tree by Elizabeth Goudge My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love this book, and the entire ‘Eliot Heritage’ trilogy! Elizabeth Goudge writes so convincingly and yet non-offensively. As she has been a favorite author of … Continue reading

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Secrets of a Charmed Life

Emmy, a young teenager living in London, loves to draw. She loves looking in shop windows at beautiful wedding dresses, and so she especially loves to draw wedding dresses. Emmy spends hours designing beautiful white lacey, frothy creations that she … Continue reading

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A Star for Mrs. Blake

“In 1929, Congress enacted legislation that authorized the secretary of war to arrange for pilgrimages to the European cemeteries ‘by mothers and widows of members of military and naval forces of the United States who died in the service at … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a happy Easter holiday and time to enjoy a good book! I am not sure how much time I will have this Easter weekend to read, but hope to burn the midnight oil Easter Sunday evening. Easter is … Continue reading

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